Wilson's Phalarope

Phalaropus tricolor

Order

CHARADRIIFORMES

Family

Sandpipers, Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Code 4

WIPH

Code 6

PHATRI

ITIS

HEAD

Wilson's Phalarope Head Illustration
  • Bill Shape: Dagger
  • Eye Color: Dark brown to black.
  • Head pattern: Eyeline, Capped, Unique pattern, Eyebrow
  • Crown Color: Gray
  • Forehead Color: Gray
  • Nape Color: Gray and red-brown.
  • Throat Color: White with red-brown wash.
  • Cere color: No Data

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BODY

Wilson's Phalarope Body Illustration
  • Length Range: 20-23 cm (8-9 in)
  • Weight: 110 g (3.88 oz)
  • Size: Small (5 - 9 in)
  • Color Primary: White
  • Underparts: White, with red-brown markings on sides.
  • Upperparts: Gray-brown with red-brown streaks and white rump.
  • Back Pattern: Solid
  • Belly Pattern: Solid
  • Breast Pattern: Solid

FLIGHT

Wilson's Phalarope Flight Illustration
  • Flight Pattern: Swift direct flight with rapid wing beats.
  • Wingspan Range: 36-41 cm (14-16 in)
  • Wing Shape: Pointed-Wings
  • Tail shape: Squared Tail
  • Tail Pattern: Solid
  • Upper Tail: Black
  • Under Tail: Black
  • Leg Color: Gray-green to gray-black.
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Head Feathers and Markings X
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